about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve a parish in music ministry.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
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Monthly Archives: December 2010
The liberal news blog Crooks and Liars gets its claws into Pope Benedict’s recent statement blaming the 70’s for pedophilia. Any conservative Catholics feel like going into the lion’s den on this one? I sure don’t. I find the commentariat … Continue reading
Just finished up the second of two New Year’s Eve weddings. Nice couples, both. The parish priests split ’em, each taking one. So I got to hear two different wedding homilies tonight. I was struck by Fr Jon’s homily in … Continue reading
The OCF references the GILH for the most-appropriate “hinges,” Morning and Evening Prayer: 350. At morning prayer the Christian community recalls “the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, the true light enlightening all people (see John 1:9) and ‘the sun of … Continue reading
The paragraph that follows is one of the best summaries of the importance and purpose of the Liturgy of the Hours: 349. In the celebration of the office for the dead members of the Christian community gather to offer praise … Continue reading
Gold, and to a lesser extent, silver, had been the primary work of federal government’s branch mint in California since 1852. They had to do something with all the precious metal they were finding in pans and such. Rather than … Continue reading
An interesting confluence of commentaries in the Catholic blogosphere today. California Catholic Daily spent eight days straining the “NCR heterodoxy” from John Allen’s piece to trumpet the joy of a “new curia” under Pope Benedict. Paul Inwood reports on the … Continue reading